Judge sentences Monterey tattoo artist to jail time for two assaults

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Judge sentences Monterey tattoo artist to jail time for two assaults

The owner of Gold Coast Tattoo Studio in Monterey has been sentenced to a 100-day jail sentence on assault charges.

The owner of Gold Coast Tattoo Studio in Monterey has been sentenced to a 100-day jail sentence on assault charges.43-year-old Justin Foss was convicted by a jury on June 30th on two misdemeanor counts of assaulting two women who were his clients.According to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, Foss was inappropriate and made both women feel uncomfortable during their tattoo sessions. In 2021, one victim started feeling uncomfortable when he made sexual remarks to her. As she attempted to leave the studio, Foss forced her to kiss him. The other victim said in 2020, he tried to unhook her bra as she was removing some of her clothing in preparation for the tattoo. In both cases, Foss was abusing alcohol before, during, and after the assaults.In addition to jail time, Foss was given one-year probation and no contact orders for the victimsFoss was remanded into the custody of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office following his sentencing on July 1st.

The owner of Gold Coast Tattoo Studio in Monterey has been sentenced to a 100-day jail sentence on assault charges.

43-year-old Justin Foss was convicted by a jury on June 30th on two misdemeanor counts of assaulting two women who were his clients.

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According to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, Foss was inappropriate and made both women feel uncomfortable during their tattoo sessions. One victim was forced to kiss Foss. The other victim says he tried to unhook her bra.

In both cases, Foss was abusing alcohol before, during, and after the assaults.

In addition to jail time, Foss was given one-year probation and no contact orders for the victims

Foss was remanded into the custody of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office following his sentencing on July 1st.

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